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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator

The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Bridenstine will replace Robert Lightfoot, who has been leading NASA as acting chief since January 2017 and is set to retire by the end of April after a nearly three-decade career …

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Jim Green to become NASA chief scientist in May

Jim Green, director of the planetary science division at NASA’s science mission director, has been appointed chief scientist at the space agency in a move that takes effect May 1. He will succeed the retiring Gale Allen, who has served as acting chief scientist since 2016, and will act as …

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NASA, Russian Counterpart Form Deep Space Gateway Partnership

NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a joint statement during the 68th International Astronautical Congress to collaborate on the formulation of a deep space gateway concept. The joint statement represents a common human exploration vision between the two agencies and gateway concept studies under the partnership will help decision …

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Trump to Nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) as administrator of NASA, the White House announced Saturday. Robert Lightfoot, acting NASA administrator, said in a statement he is pleased with Bridenstine’s nomination and looks forward to facilitating a smooth transition. “I look forward to working with a new leadership team, and …

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